Nyquist Colt Stays Hot at Tampa

After beginning the new year with a pair of victories, the streaking Scalding (c, 4, Nyquist--Hot Water, by Medaglia d'Oro) continued his ascension with a game neck decision over favored Cody's Wish (Curlin) while making his stakes debut in Saturday's GIII Michelob Ultra Challenger S. at Tampa. Dynamic One (Union Rags) was third. The 5-1 chance sat a good trip in an outside third. He set his sights on the leader rounding the far turn as Cody's Wish, a winner of three straight at Churchill last fall, also revved up...

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Dubawi 'Rising Star' Returns a Winner at Tampa

5th-Tampa Bay Downs, $25,800, Alw, 1-12, (NW1X), 4yo/up, f/m, 1mT, 1:34.64, fm, 4 1/4 lengths. IN ITALIAN (GB) (f, 4, Dubawi {Ire}--Florentina {Aus} {GSW-Aus, $250,958}, by Redoute's Choice {Aus}), tabbed as a 'TDN Rising Star' out of a front-running graduation at second asking over the Belmont lawn last out May 8, was heavily supported as the 1-2 favorite to fire fresh off the bench here. Speeding right to the front from her inside draw, she clicked off fractions of :23.68 and :47.57 and was confidently handled approaching the top of...

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Jan. 7 Insights: More Than Ready Rising Star Returns in Tampa Allowance

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 2nd-TAM, $31.5K, Alw/Opt. Clm ($75K), 3yo, 1m 40y, 1:09 p.m. ET WinStar Farm and Siena Farm's EMMANUEL (More Than Ready) ran away to a well-bet debut victory and 'TDN Rising Star' honors last month at Gulfstream and will get his first two-turn test in this salty Tampa allowance early on Friday's card. Bought for $350,000 at Keeneland September, the bay was backed down to 7-5 against nine rivals when unveiled over a mile Dec. 11, shook off some early pace pressure and cruised home a...

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Florida Cup Tickets On Sale

Tickets to the 18th annual Florida Cup Mat. 28 are being sold online on the track website and at the customer service booth on the first floor of the grandstand on racing days. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, fans must have a pre-purchased ticket to attend. The Florida Cup, which was cancelled last year due to the worldwide pandemic, is comprised of six Florida-bred stakes, three on the dirt and three on turf. General admission tickets are $10, plus a service fee if purchased online. Picnic area tables are also available...

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Second Tampa Purse Increase Kicks in Feb. 3

Tampa Bay Downs horsemen and horsewomen will benefit from another increase in purse money beginning Wednesday. The approximate 10% boost will provide a $1,000 increase for all maiden special weight, allowance, claiming and starter races. Peter Berube, the track's Vice President-General Manager, said a double-digit gain in simulcast wagering has more than offset a decline in on-track wagering, making the second increase of the 2020-2021 meeting possible. The track had raised purses by approximately 10% Dec. 16. Tampa Bay Downs is averaging $4.1-million in daily handle on its product, a...

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